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Adaptive Image Content-Based Exposure Control for Scanning Applications in Radiography

Abstract

-ImaS (Intelligent Imaging Sensors) is a European project which has designed and developed a new adaptive X-ray imaging system using on-line exposure control, to create locally optimized images. The I-ImaS system allows for real-time image analysis during acquisition, thus enabling real-time exposure adjustment. This adaptive imaging system has the potential of creating images with optimal information within a given dose constraint and to acquire optimally exposed images of objects with variable density during one scan. In this paper we present the control system and results from initial tests on mammographic and encephalographic images. Furthermore, algorithms for visualization of the resulting images, consisting of unevenly exposed image regions, are developed and tested. The preliminary results show that the same image quality can be achieved at 30-70% lower dose using the I-ImaS system compared to conventional mammography systems.

Category

Academic lecture

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems

Presented at

ACIVS

Place

Delft University Delft The Netherlands

Date

28.08.2007 - 31.08.2007

Year

2007

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